Sao Paulo Confirm United’s €35m Bid Rejected
Sao Paulo have confirmed they’ve rejected a €35m offer from Manchester United for midfielder Lucas Moura and claim it would take a huge offer to land the player
With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Sao Paulo have confirmed they rejected a €35m bid from Man Utd for Lucas Moura.
Sao Paulo have confirmed they have rejected a €35m offer from Manchester United for midfielder Lucas Moura.
The Brazilian starlet has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and Sky Sports News claim United submitted a €35million (£27million) offer earlier this week.
Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to have sent chief scout Jim Lawlor to Sao Paulo in order to negotiate a deal, but the United official has so far been unable to agree terms.
The Brazilians director, Marco Aurelio Cunha, has now confirmed the former Premier League champions huge offer, but insists it is still short of the clubs valuation of the player.
Cunha suggests only Neymar is worth more than Moura and with his price-tag believed to be in the region of £50m, it’s going to take a sizeable offer to persuade Sao Paulo into selling their star man.
“Manchester United made a very important offer of €35million but they would need to produce a little more,”
“For us there is only Neymar worth more, after him is Lucas and we would not want to sell for less than this sort of value.
“For us it is still better to have a good player than lots of money in the bank.”
Cunha was quoted as saying by Sky Sports
Reports in Brazil suggested that Lawlor and officials from Sao Paulo have met Lucas’ father in order to discuss the proposed transfer to United, but so far the three parties have been unable to finalise a deal.
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